It was another glittering celebration at the Royal Television Society West of England Awards last night (Sunday 23rd April), as the region’s television community turned out in force to celebrate their work over the last year.

Held in association with Evolutions Bristol, the awards took place at Bristol Old Vic with a gala ceremony hosted by actors Katherine Kelly and Joe Sims (who are set to star in upcoming ITV comedy Ruby Speaking).

The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office were once again proud to sponsor the Scripted award.

Guests included the cast of The Outlaws – currently filming the third series in the city –actors Gamba Cole, Jessica Gunning, Clare Perkins and Rhianne Barreto (pictured above), plus Tala Gouveia from ITV’s McDonald & Dodds and actress and comedian Sally Phillips, who starred in Bristol indie feature The Fence.

We were delighted to see three awards go to productions we have hosted here at The Bottle Yard Studios:

  • Stephen Merchant’s comedy thriller The Outlaws won two awards for its second series, in Scripted and for Director John Butler. The judges commended the “sharp writing, fantastic performances and the seamless switch from comedy to drama.”
  • Netflix sci-fi series The Last Bus made by Bristol production company Wildseed Productions, won the Children’s award.

Lynn Barlow, Chair of RTS West of England and Assistant Vice-Chancellor Creative and Cultural Industries Engagement, UWE said “An amazing range of winners across all genres, proving the West Country’s programme makers are at the top of their game.”

Read more about the evening here, or view the full list of winners.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! Here are some pictures from the night (photography by Jon Craig).